The last photos from Dave’s final Brussels trip. That day we mopped up all the things I’d been meaning to do for a while. First, we had a look at the Palais Stoclet, an art deco (actually, Vienna Secession, but unless you’re an architecture historian, art deco will do!) mansion that is still privately owned. Imagine living in there!
Then we took the tram through an area full of ginormous houses to the edge of the forest that surrounds the southern side of the city, and walked for a little while. We saw a very photogenic chipmunk, which neither of us had seen in the wild before. We ended up at abbaye rouge (red cloister), a ruin of an old monastery with some stable buildings, gardens and a couple of lakes.
Finally we walked through a park near my flat, where there was a public picnic going on as part of the brusselicious food festival. They’d also brought together all the food-themed sculptures that had been dotted around the city before. There are five designs of each of which there were several version: a chip cone, a mussel, a brussel sprout, a chocolate bar and a beer glass. This brussel sprout being delivered by the stork was my favourite.
* cardie – posh maternity shop * tshirt – I dyed it red * necklace – gift * trousers – mango * sandals – camper * bag – scaramanga, gift * sunnies – topshop *
The bump is week 16.